Monday, June 14, 2010
Tea in the Hearth Room
Greetings, Tea Friends! It's my favorite day of the week, Tea Time Tuesday, when I have the pleasure of taking tea with all my friends in blogland. Today, let's have tea in the hearth room in front of the wood burning stove. Oh it's far too hot for a fire, it was about 100 degrees in SoCal today, but it's a cozy place to sit and relax.
I've taken out my birdie tea cup and teapot. Both were purchased from Home Goods, and though not old (I love old), they're some of my favorite pieces.
*I interrupt this blog post with some breaking news. We just had an earthquake here in SoCal. It's about 9:30 p.m., June 14. Well, it was more of a jolt, but just part of life here in California. Ok, the kids are back in their rooms. Let's return to the regularly scheduled program.*
Here are some closeups of the tea cup.
Thank you for stopping by the Lace and Ivy Cottage, where friends are always welcome for tea.
And as always, I leave you with another piece of tea trivia:
Did you know that the custom of tipping servers was created in England's tea gardens? Locked, wooden boxes were placed on tables inscribed with the letters t.i.p.s. to insure proper service. If you wanted to guarantee that your tea arrived hot from the kitchen, you would drop a coin in the box when seated. So, now you know!
Till next time,
I'm linking up with our gracious hostesses at:
Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
The Plumed Pen
Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations
A Stroll Through Life